My ancestor was John Tillis, Private, 3rd Virginia Regiment. Surname was variously spelled Tillis, Tellus and Tullis in different documents over the years. His company was from Prince William County, VA. The captain of the company, Philip Richard Lee was seriously wounded at Brandywine and records indicate that John Tillis was detached some time after the battle to attend him. Lee eventually died of these wounds in January 1778. Tillis enlisted for 2 years service and was discharged at Valley Forge in February 1778. He returned to Virginia and then subsequently moved to Kentucky and finally Ohio, where he spent his remaining days. He was noted as an earlier settler to the area and a founder of the town of Bellefontaine, Ohio. The DAR dedicated a plaque to him there in 1928.
The Battle of Brandywine took place on September 11, 1777. At the end of August, General Howe brought his army south by sea, threatening Philadephia. On September 10th, Howe’s forces attacked the American troops blocking his way to Philadelphia at Brandywine. In a day long battle, the British vanquished the American forces. The Americans, however, were able to extract their army.
My 5Ggrandad, John Barney, fought with British at Brandywine, and was captured there. He signed an Oath. He was in New Jersey and moved to Bedford County with Hendershot family.
Jacob Hoots (Hutts). Served in the 10th Virginia regiment from January 3, 1777 to the end of the war. He was entered into a hospital around New York in November 1778, but recovered and received land grants in North Carolina for his service.
March 4, 2012 at 10:36 am Edit
Jacob Nevling b. 1736 in Germany and d. 11 Sept 1777 in the Battle at Brandywine. Was a private in Captain Deibler’s (sp ?) Company, 4th Battalion, Commanded by Col. James Burd. Information found in SAR applications.
Meg Berthold says:
July 28, 2011 at 4:54 pm Edit
According to the “Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution” Lt. Col. David Dimon was there from the 6th Connecticut regiment. I am a member of that present day re-enacting regiment; I don’t know who else from the 6th may have been there, (as we are in the process of trying to re-construct the history of our regiment,) or if the 6th CT was there as an entity or possibly had detached one or more companies. One of our Sgts. is doing research in that area, and may make other discoveries as well which would be forwarded to you. The entry on Dimon in the aforementioned book reads as follows:
“Dimon, David (Conn.) Captain in the Lexington Alarm, April 1775; Capt. 5th Connecticut, 1st May to December 1775; Brigade-Major to General Wooster, 13th June to 18th September, 1775, and to General Schuyler 18th September 1775 to December 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel 6th Connecticut, 1st January 1777; died 18th September, 1777, of wounds received at Brandywine, 11th September, 1777.”
Dave McCann says:
July 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm Edit
I have an ancestor to add. John Burroughs (1754-1842) was a private in the Continental Army for seven years throughout the Revolutionary War. He fought at the Battle of Brandywine in the 3rd New Jersey Regiment under Capt./Maj. Joseph Bloomfield. Bloomfield was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine and John Burroughs accompanied him until they were able to rejoin the Regiment at Valley Forge for the Winter of 1777-1778. John Burroughs received an honorable discharge signed by General George Washington.
Chaison, Jean Baptiste
My 5th Great Grandfather, Jacob Kehl fought at Brandywine under General James Potter. According to documents from the Sons Of American Revolution archives.
– Tye R. Sager
I hope this finds you well. I’m not sure if you’re still posting names, but my brother has been researching family history and apparently our ancestor, William Browne, father of the silversmith and later Philadelphia county treasurer, Liberty Browne, died fighting at Brandywine, I think right at Chadds Ford. His son, Liberty, had been born on July 4th, 1776.
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Joseph Minges, Sr.
Am searching for Jean Baptiste Chaison (b. 1745 in Halifax) who accompanied the Marquis de La Fayette to the American colonies during the Revolutionary War.
He fought with General George Washington in several battles, notably Brandywine, Germantown and under Nathaniel Greene at Eutaw Springs. Chaison was also present at Yorktown.
Any information will be much appreciated.